Reply To: Traders Market Weekly: Fear and Greed in Las Vegas.

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Truman
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Major European indices are looking for a higher finish to the week.

STOXX Europe 600: +0.7% (+1.3% week-to-date),
Germany’s DAX: +0.8% (+1.8% week-to-date),
U.K.’s FTSE 100: +0.5% (+2.9% week-to-date),
France’s CAC 40: +0.4% (+0.3% week-to-date),
Italy’s FTSE MIB: +1.0% (+1.0% week-to-date),
Spain’s IBEX 35: +1.3% (+3.7% week-to-date).

Anglo American rejected BHP Billiton’s acquisition offer.

Eurozone
March M3 Money Supply 0.9% yr/yr (expected 0.5%; last 0.4%).
March Private Sector Loans 0.2% yr/yr (expected 0.3%; last 0.3%) and loans to nonfinancials 0.4% (last 0.3%)

France
April Consumer Confidence 90 (expected 92; last 91)
Airbus missed quarterly expectations.

Spain
March Retail Sales 0.6% yr/yr (last 1.8%) and Q1 Unemployment Rate 12.3% (expected 11.8%; last 11.8%)

Germany
German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp will sell a 20% stake in its business to a Czech holding company.

Sweden
Defense ministry wants to see domestic military spending increased to 2.6% of GDP.